Gulf Resources, Inc. (Nasdaq: GURE) (“Gulf Resources” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of bromine, crude salt and specialty chemical products in China, today announced it would like to update shareholders on the status of the Yuxin Chemical factory.

At this time, the company has still not ordered the delivery of the remaining equipment for the factory while it evaluates market opportunities.

  • The Chinese economy is currently weak. The weakness is especially significant in the housing market, which is a significant customer of bromine. The Company believes that most Chinese chemical companies in our niche, are currently losing money. While the company believes the economy will eventually improve, it does not believe it should spend more money on a business that is likely to lose money in the short term.
  • Once the company sees improvement in the economy, it can take delivery of the remaining equipment and begin production.
  • The Company continues to evaluate different segments of the chemical market to see which, if any, offer the best opportunity for profits.
  • The Company is especially focusing on market segments possibility, such as pharmaceuticals, that may offer the opportunity to generate capital offshore, so the company may consider to generate funds for the benefit of its shareholders.
  • The company is also continuing to monitor events in the Middle East. Since approximately 74% of the world’s bromine production takes place in the Dead Sea region between Israel and Jordan, the company is aware that any expansion of the war could materially change world-wide market conditions.
  • The company is also continuing to explore other potential business opportunities.
    • The most interesting current opportunity may be in the field of sodium-ion batteries.
    • Two major Chinese auto manufacturers (CATL (Chery) and BYD are already producing cars with sodium-ion batteries.
    • The company has not completed its study on the opportunities for sodium—ion batteries, but it believes this could be a logical extension for its crude salt business.
  • Gulf Resources believes it will eventually move ahead with the completion of its chemical factory. However, if the Chinese economy continues to remain weak and if the Company believes this weakness will continue, the company may theoretically utilize its chemical factory for the production of Sodium-Ion batteries.

The company would like to assure investors that all of the decisions related to the Yuxin Chemical project are being reviewed by the Board of Directors.

The company has posted photos of some of the flood prevention work on its website (

About Gulf Resources, Inc.

Gulf Resources, Inc. operates through four wholly-owned subsidiaries, Shouguang City Haoyuan Chemical Company Limited (“SCHC”), Shouguang Yuxin Chemical Industry Co., Limited (“SYCI”), Daying County Haoyuan Chemical Company Limited (“DCHC”) and Shouguang Hengde Salt Industry Co. Ltd. (“SHSI”). The Company believes that it is one of the largest producers of bromine in China. Elemental Bromine is used to manufacture a wide variety of compounds utilized in industry and agriculture. Through SYCI, the Company manufactures chemical products utilized in a variety of applications, including oil and gas field explorations and papermaking chemical agents, and materials for human and animal antibiotics. Through SHSI, the Company manufactures and sells crude salt. DCHC was established to further explore and develop natural gas and brine resources (including bromine and crude salt) in China. For more information, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this news release contain forward-looking information about Gulf Resources and its subsidiaries business and products within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. The actual results may differ materially depending on a number of risk factors including, but not limited to, the general economic and business conditions in China, future product development and production capabilities, shipments to end customers, market acceptance of new and existing products, additional competition from existing and new competitors for bromine and other oilfield and power production chemicals, changes in technology, the ability to make future bromine asset purchases, and various other factors beyond its control. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this statement and the risks factors detailed in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Gulf Resources undertakes no duty to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

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